2020 Board Members 


 

Founder, President and CEO

Mrs. Larrietta Mack 

1 Step Further Community Center, Inc. (Sugar Land, Texas serving Houston) and surrounding areas.

A Humanitarian at heart, with not very much, knew her purpose was to help those less fortunate than herself.

Her mission continues by making a difference in many lives while providing beneficial services with dignity, and values in a supportive environment, promoting health, healing, self-respect and positive social interactions to all eligible individuals served. We are not just another organization with the same cores, goals and ethics, yet one who will really care, values and respects everyone in need. 

Being a wife, mother, grandparent and someone who's experienced a form of abuse, hunger and homelessness in the past. Once a past sheltered young teen mom, and forced to seek shelter with The Mission of Yahweh. Larrietta certainly understands the importance of healthy safe living. Our focus is towards restoring hope to troubled lives, creating positive stepping blocks and changing lives for the better.

Larrietta Mack has successfully earned a ministerial license in 2017, a Food Management Certificate to feed Houston's homeless in 2013. Larrietta also became a Houston Child Advocate in 2014, to speak for children without a voice, as a Court Appointed Child Advocate with CASA in 2014. 

1 Step Further Community Center promises to stay dedicated throughout the course of our mission towards the prevention of bullying, domestic violence issues, child abuse, child, senior neglect, homelessness and most of all hunger relief to all. 

We simply offer help to those that are experiencing major hardships, we will refer clients to other agencies in the event that we cannot assist them. Our COMMUNITY is at the heart of our best interest! Here is where positive GROWTH begins and Continues! 

About the Founder/ President/ CEO, 1 Step Further was founded on core values and actual experience, a few we will talk about and so many that will not be shared, however since around the age of 16 years old Larrietta has been a true believer in caring for others, cooking hot meals and handing them out to homeless people, sharing her groceries from the trunk of her car and reaching in her purse to share spare change for those that asked or simply needed a smile.

She knew this was her calling and was deemed the go to chic. As time passed and she became an adult, with many goals and aspirations to be a huge influence to others. Mrs. Mack certainly had her fair share of troubling issues, many hills and obstacles to endure to name a few.

Although going from pillow to post and not fortunate in having a steady home, being one whom experienced living in a shelter for a short duration, dealing with pedophilia with one of her children, verbal abuse, improper touching and an episode of domestic violence in her past. Larrietta knows firsthand just how it feels to be a victim of abuse and also the effect it could possibly take on any individual.

So, you see, it was her constant drive to pursue her dreams to share her story, and experience with others to possibly help them, get through another day one step at a time. Larrietta became a mom at an early age of 17 and now has 4 adult children and 7 grand-kids, whom she adores and there would be nothing she wouldn't do to protect them from what she had gone through.

Her family is one of the reasons for what she does, outside of just loving and caring for others. Having surpassed many set-backs, trials, errors and tribulations, now currently married to an amazing and supportive husband. Who's been with her through thick and thin is also a positive influence in her life. However, with his amazing support, understanding, and love. 

Larrietta's adult children and grand-kids continuously, encourages her to be the best she can be work by working even harder to fight for other people lives, that unfortunately haven't yet found their voice! With every breath, long hours, dedication, along with continuously researching and developing better programs. People in need gain tools that determines a better life and happiness for all. Although the road may be bumpy along the way, she will gladly travel that road to help anyone in need. Advocating against Abuse, Hunger, Molestation, and Homelessness. I did, and with effort so can you! 

A statement from the CEO, 

I would like to thank all of my supporters that never gave up on my passion, as I continue my dream. As I can clearly remember when I was 17 years of age when I knew who I wanted to be, I was told not to give to strangers. But I never listened to them, I listened to my heart. You can do what you set your mind to!


 

Monica Garcia-Jacquett

Youth Programmer & Counselor

Houston, Texas

Mrs. Monica Garcia-Jacquett is a native Houstonian and is a firm believer in the impact of community unity and the importance of helping others.

She has been an active member of the Youth Program board in her local church for 15 + years. She has also directed and counseled youth clubs, and volunteered during her internship with A*Med Community Hospice and is ready to serve as a 1 Step Further Community Center board. 

Mrs. Monica Garcia-Jacquett received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Houston-Downtown in 2019 She has worked with the Houston Independent School District since 2011 most recently as a Parent Liaison for the Parent and Community Engagement Specialist. She enjoys the great outdoors, especially camping and hiking with her husband and family.

 

Kevin Clark  

Bachelor's in Public and International Accounting

Houston, Texas

Kevin Clark has been President of River Oaks Couriers, since 1995. Mr. Clark is a CPA with years of experience in public accounting with an international accounting firm as well as controller-ship positions in various companies. He has led the River Oaks Couriers organization from a small niche courier operation to one of the largest transportation companies in the Houston metro area and now actively serves on our Board since 2018

 

Larry E. Jacquett 

IT Professional 

Houston, Texas

We are proud to have Mr. Larry E. Jacquett to our Board staff, A skilled IT Professional with experience in corporate environments, with high customer service; seeks for a long-term relationship with our organization, which recognizes growth in professional skills.

Larry takes pride in providing creative direction and out of the box thinking.

 

Deaundre Evans

Houston, Texas

Bachelor's DegreeAccountant

Degree in Business was obtained after attending Houston's University of Houston and also holds an accounting degree and is an active member on our Board.

Deaundre is fully qualified to sit on our Board, he brings intellect, skills in business management. 

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